Wisconsin shoppers less romantic this Valentine’s

Wisconsin shoppers seem to prefer Valentine’s gifts that are more practical than romantic.

One price-comparison Web site says its top online searches from Wisconsin were for women’s shirts and jeans.

Sortprice.com compiled Valentine’s-related searches between Feb. 2 and Wednesday. It found that cameras, GPS units and men’s boots were also popular search targets. Lingerie placed only once in Wisconsin’s top 12 items.

Shoppers were apparently more romantic last year. The most popular items in 2009 were tulips, Godiva chocolates and lingerie.

The rankings are based on Internet searches from Wisconsin-based computers, not actual sales. That’s because sortprice.com lists merchandise for other companies but doesn’t make sales itself.

Valentine’s Day is Sunday.

Associated Press